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Ajit Wadekar will always be my captain: Sunil Gavaskar

by Times of India - 17 August 2018

‘Sunil, sorry, he is no more’. Those devastating words conveyed to me that ‘my captain’ Ajit Wadekar had passed away. Just a little while earlier, I was trying to help put him in the car to rush him to the hospital since the ambulance was going to take another 15 minutes to arrive...


Sex workers donate Rs 21,000 for Kerala flood victims

Sex workers donate Rs 21,000 for Kerala flood victims

AHMEDNAGAR: Sex workers in Maharashtra‘s Ahmednagar district have donated Rs 21,000 for Kerala flood victims and they will be raising another Rs 1 lakh by the end of this month. A group of sex workers presented a cheque of Rs 21,000 drawn in favour of the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Kerala flood victims to Resident Deputy Collector Prashant Patil here on Monday, said a functionary...


OnePlus beats Samsung, Apple to lead India’s smartphone Market

One Plus 8

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has, for the first time, surpassed Samsung and Apple to become the fast-growing premium (price of over ₹30,000) smartphone brand in India, according to Counter Point, a Hong-Kong-based research firm. OnePlus was also the fastest-growing brand in the premium segment while shipments for Apple and Samsung declined year-on-year. It captured 40 per cent of the...


16 dead as heavy rains, floods, landslides hit Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: Heavy rains across Himachal Pradesh since Sunday afternoon caused extensive damage in the state and claimed 16 lives. Hundreds of people were stranded after roads across the state were blocked by gushing nullahs and landslides. A number of cloudbursts were also reported from different parts, adding to the woes. Dozens of vehicles were damaged in flash floods and landslides. With more rain...


Italian flood death toll rises to 11

Italian Floods

ROME: Eleven hikers, up from eight, are now reported to have died in flash floods in Italy’s southern Calabria region, with five people still missing, rescue services said today. Several hiking groups were caught yesterday afternoon by the flooding in the Raganello river gorge in southern Cozenza province, with local authorities saying that 23 people had been rescued. They said the incident...


Obesity Surgeries like Bariatrics Are Increasing

Bariatrics Surgery

Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and borderline high blood pressure. It’s commonly referred to as weight loss surgery and bariatric surgery is often sold as a one-time solution to everything health issue-related to obesity. Age and weight limits It’s not that anyone can just walk into a hospital and ask for this surgery. There are certain physical and health requirements that...


Sovereign funds pull $5.7 billion from global markets in Q2


The resumption of broad-based selling in the second quarter suggests that number was a blip rather than a turning point, having been revised down significantly from preliminary data indicating much higher inflows. London: Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) pulled $5.7 billion from stock and bond strategies managed by external asset managers in the second quarter, data from research firm eVestment showed...


Eating burger 3 times a week raises risk of asthma

Fast foods

A new study now finds that eating hamburgers thrice or more times a week can raise risk of asthma. Chinese scientists found that junk food was associated with the chronic lung condition. Burgers also raised chances of wheeze and other allergic diseases such as hayfever and allergic rhinitis. Other junk foods such as fizzy drinks and takeaways did not have such a severe effect. The researchers, from...


5 best online social community connecting travelers Apps


There are countless apps for travelers, but the majority focus on hotel reservations, tourist attractions, and guides, but are not designed for connecting with other like-minded travelers. Here is the list of social community apps& websites that will help you sort you travel woes: Trekteller It is an online travel social network connecting people globally by mapping them on the basis of similar...


Facebook is now officially trying to ‘bring the world closer together’

Mark Zuckerberg

It’s not enough to just connect people anymore Facebook has updated its mission statement to reflect Mark Zuckerberg’s wish for the social media platform to be a revolutionary force for good. At Facebook’s first ever Community Summit, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech where he outlined his wish for Facebook to be a driver in unifying communities and tackling big issues. To...